Sensex gains 82 points at closing
The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex gained for the second straight day on a Thursday, on continuing buying support in heavyweight stocks, particularly Reliance Industries.
The 30-share Sensex closed at 15,832.55, up by 82.15 points from its previous close.
The index touched the day's high of 16,002.73 and a low of 15,699.21 points.
Similarly, National Stock Exchange index Nifty rose by 17.40 points at 4,771.60, after touching a high of 4,833.25 and a low of 4,738.20 points during the day.
The major support came in from oil and gas index which gained 203.80 points at 10,531.88 as sector major and Sensex heaviest RIL rose by Rs 50.15 at Rs 2,393.75.
Information technology sector was the second best performer by rising 120.56 at 3764.91 points as the segment major and second heaviest on the Sensex, Infosys Technologies shot up by Rs 39.70 at Rs 1,521.65 following reports of the government decision to set up an IT investment region.
Metal index rose by 71.87 poins at 13,588.76, teck index by 44.77 points at 3122.99, FMCG index by 25.99 points at 2344.68 and healthcare index by 24.90 points at 3887.73.